66 percent of Hoboken residents have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a Nixle update this afternoon.
“I’m encouraged to share that according to the State of New Jersey, we’ve made progress over the past month in our vaccination rates. For those 18 years and older, 75% have received at least a first dose, while 68% are fully vaccinated, and across residents of any age, 66% have received a first dose while 60% are fully vaccinated,” he said in the alert.
“And while there is a margin for error, the State is reporting that nearly 100% of our seniors 65 and up have received at least a first dose, while 94% are fully vaccinated. Needless to say, Hoboken is doing its part, thanks to the everyone who has made the effort to get vaccinated, in beating back the pandemic in our region.”
He added that the Hoboken University Medical Center has reported currently treating no patients for COVID-19, with the last hospitalization related to the virus coming 45 days ago.
As he’s noted previously, he said that vaccinations are our best defense against the Delta variant of the coronavirus, recommending that parents of children over 12 schedule their two Pfizer shots during the summer break.
“Getting vaccinated remains the best way to stay safe from the variant, and have been proven to protect against serious disease, hospitalization and death,” Bhalla added.